1. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2001 - Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2000 -…

  2. Billboard Bits: White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Timothy White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris Autographed Fender and Martin guitars are among the items available at an online auction to benefit the family of former Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, who died June 27. The guitars are signed by the artists participating in…

  3. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  4. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show"…

  5. MTV Seeks Balance With VMA Awards

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, and Michael Jackson, this year's MTV Video Music Awards are on With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy"…

  6. James Taylor Hits The 'Road' This Fall

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor, whose Columbia album "October Road" debuted last week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, won't be spending much of October on the road, but following a spate o Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor, whose Columbia album "…

  7. Knopfler Nails New Solo Set

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," Oct. 1 via Warner Bros. Produced by Knopfler and Chick Ainlay, the 12-track album features the singer/guit Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "…

  8. 35ask

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions on the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, and Madonna. BACKSTREETER'S BACK Keith, I was wondering if you could give me an exact date of the release of Nick Carter's solo album "Now or Never?" I…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album ""Imagination,"" countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson ""schemed again 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian…

  10. 35TunesOnTV

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 26 "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured Artist: Lee Ann Womack. "Behind the Music 5th Anniversary: Most Shocking Moments," VH1…

  11. Lord Willin'

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very few brotherly acts that have attained success. In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very…

  12. Ian Bostridge, tenor; Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano; Lisa Milne, soprano; Barbara Frittoli, soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, baritone; Edinburgh Festival Chorus; Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In times when major record companies seem to be crumbling and the expense of high art thought unduly extravagant, it is heartening that a new Mozart opera recording as fine as this manages to get made In times when major record companies seem to be crumbling and the expense of high art…

  13. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept.…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Dixie Chicks, the Monument Label, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Womack, James Taylor, and Alizee by "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson. MONUMENTAL: Fred Foster founded the Monument label in 1958 and ran it until the 1980s, when he sold his company to Sony Music.…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  16. Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on The Billboard 200 as his Fo' Reel/Universal set "Nellyville" returns to No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week, and sends Springsteen's "The Rising" Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on…

  17. Amber Gets Sexy, Reinvents Herself

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Amber feels the need to be naked. For proof, look no further than the cover of her new full-length collection, "Naked," due today (Aug. 20) via Tommy Boy. If additional proof is needed, consider some of the album's provocative song…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins ""apparently overindulged during festivities"" followi 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of…

  19. Joel Added To White Tribute Concert

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel is the latest artist confirmed to take part in one of the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. Joel will join the lineup for the Billy Joel is the latest artist confirmed to take part in one of the Music To My Ears…

  20. Paul Simon Honored In Place Of McCartney

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Paul Simon will replace Paul McCartney at this year's 25th annual Kennedy Center honors, traditionally attended by the president and first lady. As reported earlier today, McCartney Singer/songwriter Paul Simon will replace Paul McCartney at this year's 25th annual…

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